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Offline steffo

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #345 on: October 18, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »
My daughter is running it tomorrow for Cancer Research. I am so proud of her. She has done 12 miles and I trust the crowd will take her the extra mile.....

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #346 on: October 19, 2014, 06:00:24 AM »
Anyone doing Great Birmingham run on Sunday?

Yes. Hoping to improve on 1:57:25 last year but I'll be happy with sub 2 hours.

Best of luck. 
Thank you!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #347 on: October 19, 2014, 06:01:34 AM »
My daughter is running it tomorrow for Cancer Research. I am so proud of her. She has done 12 miles and I trust the crowd will take her the extra mile.....

The adrenaline kicks in once you see the crowds in Broad Street. She'll do it with a sprint finish, no worries!

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« Reply #348 on: October 19, 2014, 05:47:59 PM »
I ran 1:51 today (1:46 last year). A great day and good PR for Birmingham. Just watched the highlights back on Channel 5 who did a great job with their coverage.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #349 on: October 19, 2014, 05:56:48 PM »
2:06:45, which was miles slower than last year! Age is catching me up! Thought it was warmer today than usual.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #350 on: October 19, 2014, 05:59:35 PM »
2:06:45, which was miles slower than last year! Age is catching me up! Thought it was warmer today than usual.
I ran 1:51 today (1:46 last year). A great day and good PR for Birmingham. Just watched the highlights back on Channel 5 who did a great job with their coverage.

Well done to both of you.
I saw a bit on Channel 5 and thought it looked great, very well supported. The city looked lovely, too!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #351 on: October 19, 2014, 05:59:49 PM »
My daughter is running it tomorrow for Cancer Research. I am so proud of her. She has done 12 miles and I trust the crowd will take her the extra mile.....

The adrenaline kicks in once you see the crowds in Broad Street. She'll do it with a sprint finish, no worries!

Managed 1hr47m a few mins down on last year due to carrying 4-5 extra kilos as had number of injuries.

Hope it went well for all of you

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #352 on: October 19, 2014, 06:04:05 PM »
It didn't help that my hamstring decided to start being an awkward sod after about ten miles. I've obviously overdone the biscuits in the last 12 months as well.

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« Reply #353 on: October 19, 2014, 06:26:58 PM »
It didn't help that my hamstring decided to start being an awkward sod after about ten miles. I've obviously overdone the biscuits in the last 12 months as well.

There's no good time for that to happen.  In Brum half marathon it is particularly a bad point.  I could have done with the shower being a little more generous. 

Fine event though. Much improved since its' inception.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #354 on: October 19, 2014, 08:01:01 PM »
Great thread this. I've been trying to get into running and I think this will help.

How do you guys get up in the morning to go running?  I fucking hate it but strangely enjoy it once out.  I either walk or run to work each day and when walking I feel jealous of the runners, yet getting out of bed with prospect of a run is hard, to say the least.

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« Reply #355 on: October 19, 2014, 08:05:29 PM »
Once you get into the habit you look forward to it and you won't have trouble getting up. Since I've got the bug I've discovered all sorts of places around where I live I didn't know existed while looking for training routes.

If you can't motivate yourself to get out of bed try going for a run when you first get home from work, before you eat.

Have checked the official results and they've got me down as 2:04:48! Don't think that's right but I'll have that!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 08:16:37 PM by Richard E »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #356 on: October 19, 2014, 08:13:10 PM »
Sub post... daughter did it in 1:46.46 - fantastic effort over £500 for cancer research ... she did it for her mom (who has it)

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« Reply #357 on: October 19, 2014, 08:33:47 PM »
If you can't motivate yourself to get out of bed try going for a run when you first get home from work, before you eat.

I admit I'm looking for excuses but it's typically 8pm before I get home and starving.  I was just looking for tips on how to organise oneself.

Any way, I've done 2 half marathons this year.  The first 1.55, the second 1.50 (with an injury at 16km).  I also did an unexpeced training run of 22km at 2.02.  Signed up for the Hampton Court half in February and hoping to do a few others.  One every couple of months is my plan so I never really stop running.
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #358 on: October 19, 2014, 09:09:54 PM »
Run home (if possible)

My sister, with not much training, ran the half marathon today. Her words to us whilst running down Broad Street were: 'I'm gonna die.'

They're putting on a 10k run on 3rd May next year, so think I'll enter that as I would like to include a bit of running in my already hectic fitness regime (cycling, gym, football)

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #359 on: October 19, 2014, 09:14:54 PM »
If any of you were running in your Villa shirts today, it was me cheering you on Hagley Road, just before 5 ways!

I was there to watch my sister in law who did a creditable 1.55 today - so it sounds like you all came home somewhere around where she did.

 


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